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Power to the vulnerable: Auma Obama’s Sauti Kuu Foundation

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Sauti Kuu which means powerful voices is a Non-profit organization that helps orphans and other young people struggling with poverty in East Africa.
Its main goal is to create a platform for disadvantaged children and young people worldwide that allows them to uncover their strengths and realize their full potential to live independent successful lives. They deal particularly with children from rural communities and urban slums and help them to discover the strengths of their own voices and the power they have to positively change their lives. They make sure that children and young people realise that they do not have to be victims of their social backgrounds or their environments. This way they can become self-reliant –mentally, socially and financially.

Sauti Kuu Foundation was founded by Dr Rita Auma Obama, Sister of Former US president, Barrack Obama. Dr Auma is a community activist, sociologist, journalist and the author of the book and then life happens.
Sauti Kuu is located in Alego Nyang’oma,Kisumu County, with many of its sponsors and partners from Germany. Sauti kuu foundation opened a sports and resource centre named Sauti Kuu Foundation Sports Resource and Vocational Training Centre in K’ogelo, Siaya County.
Former Us President Barrack Obama presided over the official opening of the global standard sport facility on July 16 2018.
The vocational Centre was aimed to provide educational and economic opportunities to help young people serve their communities.
Sauti Kuu Foundation focuses on personality development, education training and sustainable economic growth.

Through Personality training, educational workshops, sports and creative activities, young people have built their self-confidence, self-esteem as well as help them build motivation and perseverance. It supports young people through tutoring, school sponsorship, vocational training projects and career guidance.
One of the Core missions of Sauti Kuu is to promote sustainable economic development in the rural region of Kenya. Farming families learn to improve their financial situation and to become economically independent.

Auma Obama through her vision ‘young people should learn to take their lives into their own hands’ has transformed many lives as well as giving hem hope for a better future.

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